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60 Hyperreal Depictions

From Weeping Technicolor Tears to Inept Superhero Illustrations

— August 31, 2011 — Pop Culture
I personally classify photorealism as the pinnacle of technical artistic ability, so I can't help but sit in awe as I look over these hyperreal depictions. From melancholy balding portraiture to feminine solitude illustrations, these masterful works of art will no doubt have you doing double takes as you try to discern whether or not what you're looking at is indeed a photo or a painting.

What's truly amazing about these hyperreal depictions is the various tools and media used to create each images. From oil paints to digital airbrushes, there's seriously no limit to artists' ability to express themselves in this unique and high-caliber aesthetic style.

Implications - Consumers enjoy looking at photorealistic artwork because it symbolically represents what humans are capable of without the aid of digital technologies. Consumers want to feel independent from their technological reliance. Corporations may consider offering consumers goods with nature-inspired motifs in order to satiate consumer desire to distance themselves from technology.
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Photorealistic Chair Paintings
Photorealistic Chair Paintings
Nate Ronniger Paints Chairs That Look Good Enough to Sit In
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Monochromatic Distorted Realities (UPDATE)
Monochromatic Distorted Realities (UPDATE)
Paco Pomet Serves Up Even More Surrealistic Paintings
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Photorealistic Household Items
Photorealistic Household Items
Daniel Jackson's Brushstrokes are More Accurate Than a Camera Lens
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Oscar-Worthy Social Network Art
Oscar-Worthy Social Network Art
The Social Network Illustrations Capture Facebook's Drama
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Photorealistic Realizations
Photorealistic Realizations
Revelations of Photorealism in the Work of Norman Rockwell
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Faux Photo Paintings
Faux Photo Paintings
Marc Dennis Takes Hyperrealism into Weird Locations
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Hyperrealistic Lagoons
Hyperrealistic Lagoons
Daniel Espirito Santo's 'Waterscape' Series Transcends Reality
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Photorealistic Embroideries
Photorealistic Embroideries
Jill Draper Creates Picturesque Needlepoint Art
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Apocalyptic Architecture Paintings
Apocalyptic Architecture Paintings
The Ben Grasso Exploded Structure Paintings are Hyperrealistic
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Missing Organ Illustrations
Missing Organ Illustrations
Michael Borremans Creates Jarring Missing Body Part Art
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Hyperreal Digital Art
Hyperreal Digital Art
These Stunning Jonas De Ro Images Are Uncannily Realistic
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Hyperreal Pocket Monsters
Hyperreal Pocket Monsters
The RLP Pikachu by Steven Lefcourt Brings Pokemon to Real Life
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Wasteful Food Illustrations
Wasteful Food Illustrations
Till Rabus Paints the Surreal with Photorealistic Precision
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Photorealistic Nature Paintings
Photorealistic Nature Paintings
Artist Cindy Wright Captures Real Life in Hyperreal Illustrations
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Reflective Photorealism
Reflective Photorealism
Glenray Tutor's Colorful Collection of Household Art
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Melancholy Balding Portraiture
Melancholy Balding Portraiture
Arina Dazzles the Eyes with Illustrations of a Hairless Woman
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Photorealistic Paintings
Photorealistic Paintings
Nigel Cox Illustrates with Detail and Sterile Surroundings
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Winter Wear Depictions
Winter Wear Depictions
Karel Funk Illustrates Poofy Coats Hyperrealistically
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Hyperrealistic Cactus Paintings
Hyperrealistic Cactus Paintings
Korean Artist Kwangho Lee Highlights Breathtaking
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Hunger-Inducing Hyperrealistic Art
Hunger-Inducing Hyperrealistic Art
Tom Martin's Paintings Look Good Enough to Eat
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Hyperreal Wizard Portraits
Hyperreal Wizard Portraits
Sheridan Johns Digitally Illustrates Famous Faces
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Powerful Photorealistic Portraits
Powerful Photorealistic Portraits
The Franz Gertsch Museum Celebrates the Renowned Artist
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Photorealistic Paintings
Photorealistic Paintings
These Richard Estes Artworks Look Realer Than Life
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Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Spanish Artist Berto Martinez Draws Public Figures for Magazines
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Hyperreal Paint Portraits
Hyperreal Paint Portraits
Ann Marshall Uses Masterful Strokes to Create Hyper-Detailed Artwork
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Photorealistic Erasable Art
Photorealistic Erasable Art
Comic Book-Inspired Pen-and-Ink Works by Minni Havas
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Geeky Collage Portraits
Geeky Collage Portraits
Ise Ananphada's 'Addiction' Illustrations Have Fashionable Feminine Charm
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Goofy Pop Culture Illustrations (UPDATE)
Goofy Pop Culture Illustrations (UPDATE)
Artist James Hance Blends Hollywood and Cartoons
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Caped Crusader Poster Creations
Caped Crusader Poster Creations
Alexander Stojanov Crafts Realistic 'The Dark Knight Rises' Promo
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Weeping Technicolor Tears
Weeping Technicolor Tears
Alexandra Lekias' 'Lifelong Baby Teeth' Draws Evocative Emotion
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Fantasy Infant Paintings
Fantasy Infant Paintings
'Leeuwenhart' by Chris Berens Features Enchanting Fairytale Tots
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Hyperreal Movie Tributes
Hyperreal Movie Tributes
The IMAGINE Joker Collection is Oh So Serious
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Hyperrealist Portraits
Hyperrealist Portraits
Victor Rodriguez's Art is Stunning and Surreal
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Hyperreal Pencil Portraits
Hyperreal Pencil Portraits
Jonny Shaw Creates Unbelievably Detailed Illustrations
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Hyperreal Artist Portraits
Hyperreal Artist Portraits
James Birkbeck Transforms into Vincent Van Gogh
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Sensuous Photorealistic Paintings
Sensuous Photorealistic Paintings
Emily Burns Creates Incredibly Realistic Works of Art
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Feminine Solitude Portraiture
Feminine Solitude Portraiture
Mary Jane Ansell Paints Lonely Women in Solitary Scenes
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Photorealistic Pet Illustrations
Photorealistic Pet Illustrations
Insane High-Detail Drawings From Paul Lung
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Hyperrealistic Toy Paintings
Hyperrealistic Toy Paintings
These Margaret Morrison Oil Paintings Capture Childhood Nostalgia
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Hyperrealistic Graphite Art
Hyperrealistic Graphite Art
Randy Man Creates Astonishingly Detailed Pencil Portraits
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Photorealist Pencil Sketches
Photorealist Pencil Sketches
Paul Lung Could Replace Your Camera
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Painfully Realistic Pencil Art
Painfully Realistic Pencil Art
Paul Cadden Creates Touching Hyperrealistic Pieces
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Spooky Surrealist Illustrations
Spooky Surrealist Illustrations
Spunky Zoe Creates Unforgettable and Scary Artwork
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Digitally Perfected Women
Digitally Perfected Women
Adam Potter's 3D Models are Nearly Indistinguishable From Real People
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Hyperrealistic Lip Paintings
Hyperrealistic Lip Paintings
JKB Fletcher's Carbon Black 'In The Flesh' Series Looks Like Photos
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Hyperrealist Pencil Portraits
Hyperrealist Pencil Portraits
Artist Dirk Dzimirsky Creates Impeccably Detailed Drawings
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Hyperrealistic Artwork
Hyperrealistic Artwork
These Amazing Linnea Strid Works are Unfathomably Realistic
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Transcendental Injured Youth Depictions
Transcendental Injured Youth Depictions
YDK Morimoe Draws Pained But Beautiful People
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Detailed Celeb Pencil Portraits
Detailed Celeb Pencil Portraits
Carmen Ortiz Brings Entertainment Art to Life
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Comedic Photoreal Paintings
Comedic Photoreal Paintings
Jesse Edwards Illustrates His Real-Life Surroundings with Comedy
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Hyperrealistic Celeb Sketches
Hyperrealistic Celeb Sketches
The Pop Culture Prints of Randy Atwood are Amazingly Accurate
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Vibrant Photorealistic Paintings
Vibrant Photorealistic Paintings
Diego Gravinese's Pop Art is Exceptional
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Hyperreal Photography
Hyperreal Photography
These Intensely Vivid Images by Jaroslav Stehlik Will Blow Your Mind
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Hyperrealistic Fashion Paintings
Hyperrealistic Fashion Paintings
Anna Halldin-Maule Tackles Themes of Fashion Obsession
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Realistic Pout Paintings
Realistic Pout Paintings
These Sung Jin Kim Artworks Will Leave You Speechless
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Photorealistic Graffiti
Photorealistic Graffiti
Humanized Street Art in Europe Looks Like Digitalized Photos
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Tushy-Focused Artworks
Tushy-Focused Artworks
John Kacere's Paintings Focuses on the Midsection of a Woman's Body
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Inept Superhero Illustrations
Inept Superhero Illustrations
Andreas Englund Depicts an Elderly and Feeble City Protector
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Photorealistic Pencil Sketches
Photorealistic Pencil Sketches
Pinched Flesh Drawings by Cath Riley Look Too Real
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Dazzling Digital Diva Depictions
Dazzling Digital Diva Depictions
Jason Soy Creates Portraits with Brush Strokes of Genius
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